July 27

North Dakota's rolling prairies

Today’s blog entry has two purposes.  One is to once again demonstrate that North Dakota isn’t as flat and feature-less as some believe.  It’s not as barren and colorless as some would believe. The green, even in the end of July is omnipresent.

Toward dusk on this July afternoon/evening I headed north of Wilton toward McLean County.  Only about 3 miles north of town, the landscape drops down below and a panorama of the green fields and pastures unfolds.

Next to the road, the contrast of two fields, one a small grain field, the other a pasture/hay field demonstrate some of the colors of North Dakota.

I mentioned at the top that there were two purposes to this blog. The second is to set up for your view similar images that I fooled with in a playful artistic moment, using filters, plug-ins and of course trusty reliable Photoshop CS 3, I gave these images a bit of a different look.

Which do you prefer?

May 21

Green grass red barn

Man it’s green!

I don’t know what these horses were looking at, but I was looking at their pen and all the green grass there.  I wonder if during the winter when their diet is mostly hay, if they long for the taste of soft chewy grass.

It was late afternoon when I drove down a gravel road west of Wilton toward the river. There wasn’t much light left as clouds were moving in. So, once I got an image of these horses turned out to spring grass, I had my one-a-day.

Lazy, I know.